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Asian rice bowls : the returning crisis? / Prabhu L. Pingali, Mahabub Hossain, and Roberta V. Gerpacio
Bib ID 1567572
Format BookBook
Author
Pingali, Prabhu L., 1955-
 
Description New York : CAB International ; Manila : in association with the International Rice Research Institute, 1997 
xii, 341 p. : ill. ; 24 cm. 
ISBN 0851991629 (alkaline paper)
Summary

The authors of this book argue that there is a growing sense of complacency about future food supplies in Asia and that such complacency is not warranted. While rice productivity may increase, this will be limited by a number of factors: withdrawal of land and labor from agriculture to other uses, increased competition for resources, and land degradation. It is unlikely to match the increase in demand for rice because of population growth. The book provides a thorough assessment of the opportunities for increasing land productivity, including crop diversification. It evaluates the successes and limitations of the Green Revolution for rice in Asia and projects economic and technological trends forward over the next three decades.

Full contents
  • 1. Introduction: The State of Rice in Post-Green-Revolution Asia
  • 2. Rice Productivity Growth: The Case against Complacency
  • 3. Sustaining Farm Profits through Technical Change
  • 4. Intensification-induced Degradation of the Paddy Resource Base
  • 5. Erosion, Pollution and Poison: Externalities and Rice
  • 6. Asian Rice Market: Demand and Supply Prospects
  • 7. GATT and Rice: Impact on the Rice Market and Implications for Research Priorities
  • 8. Agricultural Commercialization and Farmer Product Choices: The Case of Diversification Out of Rice
  • 9. Strategic Look at Factor Markets and the Organization of Agricultural Production beyond 2025
  • 10. Post-Green-Revolution Seed Technology for Intensive Rice Systems
 
Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Subjects Rice -- Asia.  |  Rice -- Economic aspects -- Asia.  |  Rice trade -- Asia.
Other authors/contributors Hossain, Mahabub, 1945-  |  Gerpacio, Roberta V  |  International Rice Research Institute  |  C.A.B. International

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